Played by Rafi Simcha Thank Wikipedia for this: Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie. Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds") preferring this... Topic: ambient piano calm belle epoch cubist cubism dada ritual dance meditation
Parlour Piano: Here are some of Bach's short preludes and fugues, and the first prelude and fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier. Please overlook my ham-handed playing [I've only had a couple of lessons] and wonder at the beauty of Bach. I've also now included a Bach Partita from Anna Magdalena's Little Notebook, Gabriel Faure's Claire de Lune, Chopin's Nocturne in G Minor, Francois Poulenc's "Mouvments Perpetuels," and four of the 12 Spanish Dances by Granados: Zambra,... Topic: Johann Sebastian Bach Das Wohltempiertes Klavier piano amateur Granados Faure Chopin romance music
This is music made with a Mirage Ensonic sampler back in 1986 or so, when sampling technology was first available commercially. What that is, is simply a standard piano keyboard that you can plug sound samples into, like a pipe organ with infinite stops... Here's the lineup: Mouvments Perpetuels ~ Francis Poulenc Flor Peeters: Valse Lente Granados: Andaluza ~ Playera : From 12 Spanish Dances Beethoven: Bagatelle 1 Beethoven: Variation from "6 Variations" Mussorgsky: Bydlo ~ The Donkey... Topic: romance music piano sampler flutes voices classical
Here is Georg Friedrich Handel's "Harmonious Blacksmith," an "Air with Variations." It's in four sharps, giving it a brightness that goes well with the clanging of the blacksmith's hammer, imitated by the regular, pronounced and explicit beat. There are 13 variations, and the first 12 all repeat. [I still need to work on this one more, and I'll update the recording as I get better...] Also to fit the upbeat mood, here is Mozart's Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332). It was... Topic: classical piano Handel Beethoven music Baroque harpsichord parlour lady finger dipped in moonlight
The "Song of Songs" is at first glance, a love poem. But it is a love poem that constantly shifts between genders, mixing male and female in a way that liberates it from one side or the other. On a deeper level, the lush poetic imagery uses ideas and terminology all taken from the Torah: "your hair is fragrant" like various ingredients of the temple incense; your thighs are sturdy like the towers of the temple; your countenance is like the walls of Jerusalem. This is a love... Topic: Shir ha Shirim Song of Songs meditation Solomon Canticles Hebrew Torah Ketuvim Shabbat Sabbath...
Curate note: Music & Arts. This is not the grand toccata famous from horror movies - I don't have a pipe organ or enough skill... Those are real birds on the porch chirping in the backround... Topic: Bach toccata fugue D minor piano baroque classical
Curate note: Music & Arts. Aram Katchaturian's Toccata in E Flat Major, written in 1932, has a strong Armenian influence, featuring peculiar rhythms and hints of country folk melodies. Sorry about the bad sound quality and the messy technique - I'm just an amateur. The birds are liking it, though... Topic: Katchaturian toccata piano modern flashy dramatic thrilling